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Brazil is pushing to reform the World Bank and the IMF

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News Date: October 5, 2023

Brazil's G20 presidency is focused on leveraging its influence to drive essential reforms within the IMF and the World Bank.
The nation aims to enhance the representation of emerging economies, including the BRICS nations, in these institutions.
Additionally, Brazil is exploring alternative financial mechanisms like the BRICS Bank to complement the existing global financial architecture.
This proactive approach seeks to create a fairer and more inclusive global economic order.

Queen may never return to royal duties

The Queen may never return to regular frontline royal duties if Covid-19 restrictions render public engagements unsafe for years.
The monarch, 94, is in lockdown at Windsor Castle to stop her from catching the killer virus.
Source:the-sun.com

Quantum computing development

Researchers hope to create large-scale quantum computers within a decade.
Researchers at Japan Riken Center for Emergent Matter Science have achieved a major step forward in increasing the scalability of quantum computers.
Instead of simply incrementing the total qubits in a system, the researchers have demonstrated a triple-qubit, silicon-based quantum computing mechanism.
Another huge quantum computing breakthrough: New 100-qubit processor is built with atoms cooled down near to absolute zero.
By cooling atoms down to near absolute zero and then controlling them with lasers, a company has successfully created a 100-qubit quantum processor that compares to the systems developed by leading quantum players to date.
Sources: www.techradar.com, www.zdnet.com

The end of monarchy

Queen Elizabeth II has been told that the writing is on the wall for the monarchy and that all members of the Royal Family should renounce their titles.
Barbados plans to remove the Queen as head of state without a referendum.
Canada could follow Barbados in ditching the Queen as their head of state and become a republic.
Sources:www.express.co.uk, www.express.co.uk

Fintech and XRP Support in US GOV Register New Rule

The Remittance Transfers Under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act final rule is effective July 21, 2020.
The continued growth of "fintech" nonbank remittance transfer providers and their further expansion into partnerships and other relationships with banks and credit unions, which allow such entities to tap into the closed network payment systems that nonbank remittance transfer providers have developed and (3) the continued growth and expanding partnerships of virtual currency companies, such as Ripple, which offer both a payments messaging platform to support cross-border money transfers as well as a virtual currency, XRP, which can be used to effect settlement of those transfers.
The Bureau also believes that expanded adoption of SWIFT's gpi product or Ripple's suite of products could similarly allow banks and credit unions to know the exact final amount that recipients of remittance transfers will receive before they are sent.
Source: www.federalregister.gov

Lebanon Cancels Central Bank Debts, Which is next?

Lebanon Recovery Plan Includes Central Bank Debt Write-Off, Haircuts to Depositors.
The government foresees canceling a large part of the central bank's foreign currency obligations to commercial banks.
The plan includes several measures that are prerequisites to unlock funds from a preliminary deal with the IMF agreed in April.
Sources: usnews.com

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